Full Coverage: UB's Despina Stratigakos reflects on the loss of Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid

Zaha Hadid said she could “see the incredible amount of need from other women for reassurance” that they could be successful in architecture. Credit: Brigitte Lacombe/Zaha Hadid Architects

Published April 25, 2016

In their coverage of the death of renowned architect Zaha Hadid, the first woman to receive the Pritzker Architecture Prize, several media outlets around the world reached out to Despina Stratigakos, interim chair of architecture. Her book, “Where are the Women Architects?” (2015, Princeton University Press) devotes an entire chapter to the sexism that Hadid met throughout her career.